TownsWeb Archiving Blog

Introduction to using Instagram to promote archive collections


If you have yet to discover how Instagram can help to promote your archive, and specifically your digitised collections, then this blog post is for you. Using Instagram to share archive material is not only easy to use and cheap (free in fact – the only cost is a small […]

Brand Archives making the most of their digitised heritage

Brand Archives Making the most of their digitised collections

Diageo Archives: Image courtesy of Diageo Archives   As The National Archives notes, there are many rewards to be reaped from brands digitising their heritage collections. Opening up access for employees to rediscover the brand’s heritage and unlock the value held there, reducing travel costs, and generating revenue from the […]

Beyond image capture – How to create a great Digital Archive

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When it comes to digitisation projects, image capture is only the first (and some would say the easiest!) stage of any new venture. One of the biggest challenges comes in making the digitised content accessible and discoverable for potential users. With 32% of digitised heritage collections being published online (eNumerate, 2015) […]

Outreach for Archives – Best Practice Tips

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Outreach is a vital component of any archive or library service’s strategy, and this applies as much to digital archives created via digitisation as it does to physical ones. To us, the term broadly means carrying out a wide range of promotional activities to inform a potential user or visitor […]

Digitisation project with the National Jazz Archive featured in ARC magazine

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We are delighted to share that The Story of British Jazz digitisation project, in which TownsWeb Archiving partnered with the National Jazz Archive (NJA) to digitise and publish online the Archives unique jazz and blues collections, has been featured in May’s issue of ARC magazine. Opening up the National Jazz […]